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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 79  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 439-443

Characteristic facies: An index of the disease


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Banglore, India

Date of Web Publication19-Apr-2013

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Shilpa Kanathur
Departmentof Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy No. 52, OPD, B Block, Victoria Hospital, BMC and RI Bangalore - 560 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.110801

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How to cite this article:
Kanathur S, Sarvajnyamurthy S, Somaiah SA. Characteristic facies: An index of the disease. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:439-43

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Kanathur S, Sarvajnyamurthy S, Somaiah SA. Characteristic facies: An index of the disease. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 16];79:439-43. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2013/79/3/439/110801


Reading face is an art. This art has significance in dermatology, a visual specialty. In medical context, facies are distinctive facial expressions associated with specific medical conditions. Here, we have compiled a list of characteristic facies that can aid in diagnosing many diseases and syndromes[40][Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5], [Figure 6] [Table 1].
Figure 1: Cachetic facies of human immunodeficiency virus infection

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Figure 2: HAART induced gaunt facies with sunken cheeks

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Figure 3: Leonine facies of lepromatous leprosy

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Figure 4: Mask-like facies of scleroderma

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Figure 5: Mongoloid/flat facies of Down's syndrome

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Figure 6: Steroid-induced moon facies in a child of nephrotic syndrome

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Table 1: Characteristic facies in dermatology


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